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, feeding america, malaria no more, save the children and the united nations foundation. you want more information? go to cnn.com/larryking. how did this idea start, ryan? >> i think it was simon fuller's idea who created american idol. we've done this now, this is our third time now doing the show. it's raised over $140 million for different charities in the u.s. and around the world, which i believe is more than any other television event. >> larry: how does it work, randy? >> basically we all go out to different areas and the charities we support. the last year, we didn't do one because we felt it wasn't really right with the economy being where it was. so this year we brought it back. >> larry: you go and visit the people you help? >> i went down to mississippi and you is a kara there in africa. simon went to arizona. >> i went to monrovia to the feed bank to feeding america. >> i went to seattle to talk with belinda and bill gates about what they're doing globally. and we went to kenya together. >> larry: let's break them down. children's health fund. what is that? >> is that the
lawyer. let's play that. >> it is legal to speak out in america. it is legal to have opinions in america. it is legal to assemble with people in america. nobody here threw any bricks through any windows or attacked any congressmen or called anybody any foul names because they had a different opinion. they talk. you're allowed to talk. >> you're allowed to talk. how does the prosecution respond to this? >> reporter: the prosecution says this group was dangerous, had the means to carry out what they were talking about, and that they felt they were indeed a danger. and it is a questionable, a questionable case, i have to admit. it is a questionable case that prosecutors and law enforcement officers have to deal with all the time. how long do we sit and watch what seem to be a dangerous group before that dangerous group actually carries out one of these things? and god forbid we're watching one of them and allow them to karat out before we swoop down. it was a judgment call made to the u.s. attorney and the fbi to crack this whip before this group could get out of hand. now the defense attor
are going to benefit. children's health fund, feeding america, malaria no more, save the children, and the united nations foundation. if you want more information, go to cnn.com/larryking. how did this idea start, ryan? >> this is fuller's idea in creating "american idol." the third time doing this show. it's raised over $140 million for different charities for the u.s. and around the world which i believe is more than any other television event. >> larry: how does it work, randy. >> basically, i mean, we all go out to different areas and, you know, the charities that we support with the show, and i think that over the last few, we didn't do one because we felt it wasn't really right with the economy being where it was. so this year, we brought it back. and this year -- i think we're probably -- >> larry: you go and visit the people you help? >> oh i went down to mississippi. you saw kara down there in africa. simon went to arizona. >> we went to monrovia to the food bank, to feeding america. >> i went to seattle and bill gates twhand they're doing globally. we, of course, two yea
innovative full- size sedan in america: the taurus sho, from ford. drive one. time to check our top stories. armed with a revamped nuclear strategy, president obama heads to prague later today to sign a new arms control treaty with russia. it calls for both countries to reduce nuclear arsenals by a third. the president will host a nuclear summit next week in washington. >>> shuttle discovery was able to dock at the international space station this morning despite a faulty antenna knocking out raid. it was the first time four women are at the space center at once. discovery should return in about two weeks. >>> in montcoal, west virginia, they've now broken through a refuge chamber more than 1,000 feet below the earth's surface where they believe four missing miners might be trapped. they're trying to ventilate toxics gasses from the area so rescue teams can head down safely. west virginia's governor is hoping that can happen in the next few hours even though signals to contact survivors failed to produce a response. >> we're hoping we can get the mine and the air safe enough to get our resc
have voiced in some variation over the last few weeks. it appears to be a shift in america's view of the israeli/palestinian conflict, casting it as a national security issue directly for the united states. and the new approach comes amid talk of a new obama peace plan for the middle east. joining me to talk about all of this are rashid khalidi, professor of arab studies at columbia university, and bret stephens, foreign affairs columnist for the "wall street journal" and a frequent guest here. so what petraeus seems to be saying, i'm out there talking to these arab leaders, it hurts our relationship with them and makes it more difficult for them to ally with us, they all complain about this. so he's sort of reflecting that ground reality, no? >> i think there's some element of truth to that and it's certainly convenient for our political leaders to make the case that discontent in their country has to do with what settlements israel might be building in parts of jerusalem as opposed to saying their own policies, the oppression of the egyptians, of course they're going to blame is
, republicans are jostling to to see who's right and who's farther right. the pulse of america when we come back. >>> as republicans gather for a big pep ralfully new orleans, we take the pulse of america. tonight especially, the pulse of the part that leans right. with us tonight, cnn contributor, eric erickson. eric, you heard a liberal perspective of the president's challenge in picking a new supreme court justice and a characterization of justice sotomayor as a moderate and a dare to the republicans to try to be aggressive in whoever the president picks next. what's your test? we don't know the name, let's not dwell on who it might be. but you saw how the republicans handled sotomayor and the aggressive questioning but in the end she was confirmed. the same game plan good for you, or do conservatives and republicans need to do more? >> well, you know, i would like them to do more and be more aggressive. it depends on who he picks. remember the republicans fell all over themselves to vote at the end of the day for brier and ginsburg when clinton was president. some voted for sotomayor. i thin
in america. we'll look at this anger all across the country. who's angry, why are they angry and how might it affect our midterm election year politics? we'll go wall-to-wall and look at this question. is the government trying to take your guns away? that's what many of those demonstrators think. we'll put their concerns to the fact test. one on one tonight. frank keating was the governor of oklahoma when tragedy struck 15 years ago. we'll ask him about america's discontent then and now. in our forum discussion tonight, florida's wacky politics. governor charlie crist is a republican. for months he's said, no, no, no, i'm running as a republican. suddenly he says he's open to running as an independent. all that and more in a packed hour ahead. but first, a few observations. growing up in boston, patriot's day meant two things, remember lexington and concord, it was the shot heard around the world. the beginning of the revolutionary war. it is also boston marathon day. because of that, the red sox play an 11:00 a.m. day game. they lost again, but i digress. it is a day to celebrate, not be
of america. i'm tom foreman. thanks so much for watching. for all of us here on the cnn express, we hope we see you down the roid. . o. ad. >>> i'm fredricka whitfield in atlanta. this breaking story. president barack obama has scrapped plans to travel to poland for the funeral of the polish president because of the vast volcanic ash cloud over much of europe. the white house announcement came within this hour, just about six hours before mr. obama was expected to leave. he joins a growing list of world leaders and dignitaries taking the same sort of decision. the ash cloud makes flying hazardous and has all but shut down flights in most of europe since thursday. here is a look at the volcano from space. the ash cloud is already huge and believe it or not, is still growing. right now it has affected airports in about two dozen countries. no travel relief expected for at least another day. >> we just wait. there is nothing anyone can do. everyone just accepts this is an act of god and there is nothing we can do about it. sit back and relax. >> not everyone is ready to sit back and re
there landing at cape canaveral, florida, earlier today, there to outline his vision for america's space program and it is controversial. we'll get to the details in a second. first, let's reflect, what has nasa, americans in space, meant for you? let's take a peek here. we have better aircraft engines because of the space program, flame resistant materials developed because of our need to fly in space, radiation detection improved, enriched baby food, that's important, digital imaging for breast biopsies, something critical there, better brake lining for our cars. and let's not forget about the tang. let's going to magic wall and look at president's proposals. the president is proposing major, major changes in space. let's look at some of them. here is one thing the president says -- doesn't want to work for me. here we go. some of his proposed changes. spend an additional $6 billion over the next six year, invest in deep space exploration and bring about a multibillion dollar renovation of the kennedy space center. by taking these things out of nasa, we may lose the lead in space, have big nas
america. the united states cherishes its deep and abiding bonds with the people of poland. and russian prime minister as well, vladimir putin and british prime minister gordon brown offer their condolences as well. >> translator: this is indeed a horrible tragedy. i have spoken to the prime minister, extending my condolence condolences. we just talked about it, nothing of this sort has ever happened in history. the polish prime minister has expressed a desire to visit the crash site. i'll go there as well to meet him. we will inspect the crash site together. >> i think the whole world will be saddened and in sorrow as a result of this tragic death in the plane crash of president kaczynski and his wife maria and the party that were with them. i think we know the difficulties that poland has gone through, sacrifices he himself made as part of the solidarity movement. we know the contribution he made to the independence and the freedom of poland. and i think at a time like this we also remember a family in mourning, large numbers of people who have died, and a whole country that will be s
, that number was 32,000 for every man, woman and child in america. that number has grown, a lot has changed over the year. >> dramatically. the deficits have almost gone up ten times, but it's important for people to understand that the threat to our future is not the short-term deficits, it's the deficits that will exist after the economy is recovered, after unemployment is down, after the wars are over, after we pass the crises. these so-called structural deficits threaten our future, both internationally and domestically, and we need to start doing something about it. >> we'll get to everyone else in a moment, but first let's rewind just a bit and pick up where we left off. >> in 2008, the national debt was $9.6 trillion. today it's almost 12.7 trillion, a 32% increase. that's nearly 41,000 for every american. and our budget deficits in national debt are only part of the problem. if you were to add up all of our nation's total liabilities and unfunded promises in social security, medicare and other programs, you would get over $62 trillion, 6 trillion more than in the fall of 2008. this
to change anything on the ground. why for example, france or the united states of america are dealing with these petty monarch kiss and dealing with governments implementing them. my position is quite clear.i'm against implementing them and what i'm asking the scholars, thee things what do the texts say what are the conditions and in which context? in the same name of islam, we have to stop and to come to a moratorium on this and to have a discussion exactly like amnesty international when it comes to death penalty it is saying let us first go for a moratorium to stop it right now and then to have a discussion. >> coming up, we will have more of that interview with tarik ramadan, as well as with james zogby who is the president of the arab-american institute on the differences between islam in america and in europe. that's next. thanks for coming. it was really nice to meet you, a.j. yeah, you too. a.j.? (alarm blasting) (screaming) (phone rings) hello? this is bill with broadview security. is everything okay? no. there's this guy - he just smashed in my door. i'm sending help right n
capitalism and put america back on top and also ut biz editor with economists and one of the smartest journalists around. thank you for joining us. appreciate it. straight to it. give me the directions to the road from ruin. >> the book is really about our capitalism failed. had lehman brothers went bust and the rest of the financial system went into meltdown, that was clear evidence that we couldn't carry on as before. capitalism was not supposed to involve the government coming in and bailing out all the bankers. so in the book we set out an agenda for reforming capitalism so that it can actually work better and serve the public rather than serve a small group of people on wall street and set out a number of idea, the, some in of the current reforms pushing, others are not. more fundamental. >> what of the president's reforms do you agree with and in your road map first? >> one of the ideas i like, set up a consumer protection agency. i wish it wasn't being set up with the federal reserve, but as an independent agency. >> why? >> because i think the banking industry did exploit the
agenda? we'll talk about that tonight. >>> another hot topic is america a christian nation? that question prompted by the raging controversy over, of all things, the national day of prayer. just yesterday, the army disinvited evangelist franklin graham from the pentagon's event. graham has made some pretty controversial comments about islam, some of this show actually where he called it a very violent religion. so is america really one nation under god? >>> and on a very different note tonight, the supermodel who is taking potshots at celebrity plastic surgeries. paulina porizkova is here with very surprising and candid thoughts on true beauty. lots to get to. but we begin with "the mash-up." our number one international story, the deadliest day of the year in iraq. at least 61 people died. more than 100 were wounded in a wave of bombings in baghdad and nearby anbar province. >> just days after the killings of the two top al qaeda leaders in iraq, a wave of bombings have left dozens dead in baghdad and neighboring anbar province. >> mangled cars, buses clogging the streets outside two mos
the president back in iowa. it's not just about 2012. the democrats have a problem in rural america and as conservative marco rubio enters the race for a florida senate he steps into the discussion about immigration. >>> most of what you're about to hear will make you mad or annoyed, anyway. some of it isn't 100% family friendly either like this from senator levin from michigan to goldman sachs executives he believes knowingly sold bad investments to clients and undermined financial markets in the process. >> june 22 is the date of this e-mail. boy, that timber wolf was one [ bleep ] deal. how much of that [ bleep ] deal did you sell to your clients after june 22, 2007? >> mr. chairman, i don't know the answer to that. but the price would have reflected levels that they wanted to invest in at that time. >> but you didn't tell them you thought it was a [ bleep ] deal. >> no, i didn't say that. >> no. who did? your people internally. and that's what the e-mails show. >> the hearing putting congress against goldman sachs is one act. another is an all too familiar of partisan duel or bl
in the 1950s. plus america's jobless. >> it makes me just question what's going to happen? what are we going to do? how are we going get through this? >> how are we going to get through from unemployed to the boss lady. a frustrated job seeker stitches herself a home-based business and tiger woods tees off at the masters today. what do you think of his week in the spotlight and how about this? what do you think about his new tv ad? our blog question today at cnn.com/tony. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn "newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> we start with the setback in the search for four missing coal miners in west virginia. rescue crews made it inside the mine and they were forced to turn back because of the terrible air quality. >> they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> okay, cnn's brooke bolduan on the scene from west virginia. first, the setback has got to be really tough to take for the family members waiting for any news at this point. >> reporter: yeah
. and everybody in america knows it is not going to be budget neutral. >> you know, you -- one of the things i think that catches people's ear is radical. is that helpful to the kind of dialogue that should be in politics? is it helpful to republicans who still fight the image of being kind of mane old white guys? >> did you know, my life in politics, i always told people to speak testimony prattly and act boldly. i don't -- radical is not a term that i use very often to describe anything. but there's no questions, as a matter of fact, that the policies being pursued by the obama administration are the farthest left -- it has been a gigantic lurch to the left. i think that's what speaker gingrich was trying to convey. the words i would use are -- the most left wing. because that's what the truth is. >> let me ask you about something else in -- the kind of tone politics. governor mcdonnell designated april as confederate month. something his two democratic predecessors refrained from doing. caused quite a stir. particularly because the governor did not even mention slavery in this proclamation.
. be sure to join us for fixing america's schools one hour from now, 7:00 p.m. eastern. i'm don lemon, see you then. "the situation room" "the situation room" starts right now. >>> it was the blast that shoork america to its core and awoke the country to a new threat from within. remembering 15 years since the oklahoma city bombing. bill clinton was president at the time. i'll talk with him one on one about the heated anti-government rhetoric that fanned the flames of extremists like timothy mcveigh. are we facing a similar danger now? >>> plus -- testing nuclear weapons without detonating a bomb. we'll get an exclusive look inside one of the top u.s. laboratories where researchers carry out about 1,000 explosions each year. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room" "the situation room." almost every american can recall exactly where they were when they heard the news. 15 years ago monday. a massive homemade bomb ripped apart the murrah federal office building in oklahoma city killing 168 people. the shock of
cameras. he's been called the toughest sheriff in america. all right, carlos, what's your serious problem with this law? >> well, first of all, i am not carpooling in arizona, i'll tell you that right now. well, the basic problem with the law is, and here's the way i see it. i'm not defending illegal aliens. i'm defending americans. i think if you pull over americans like myself because i happen to be speaking spanish in my car, or because i happen to have ten family members who look like me in my car, that's a violation of civil rights. i completely understand why officers like this law. because of course it makes it easier for them to do their job. but it will be easy to ask black kids, hey, show me your drug because you're showing saggy pants. put everybody who's white between the ages of -- hey, we've got serious killers on the look you fill the profile. this isn't right. >> larry: let's say it's midnight, sheriff. six mexican-americans are driving in a car through a street in your city. are they stopped? >> well, we're doing our crime suppression operation. you can see me being out i
president obama at the kennedy space center today outlining america's space program in the post-shuttle era. >>> protesters outraged over mandatory police checks they call racial profiling. i will speak with a lawmaker behind a hard as steel immigration bill in arizona. >>> a clear view of iceland's fiery marvel captured by a cnn i-reporter, my goodness. a volcano clouding travel plans for thousands of flyers. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn "newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> first, they are partying like it is 1773, a colonial times, tax revolt, more sent to a modern-day mutiny against big government. tea party patriots as they call themselves, hold tax day protests across the country today. cnn's jim acosta at the main event in washington where things are getting started this hour. jim? >> reporter: hi, tony. yes, they're just getting this rally started right now. we're on freedom plaza in washington, d.c., just a couple of blocks from the white house. so the setting is pretty fitting
, woman and child in america. the number has grown, the challenges have grown, a lot has changed in a year. >> dramatically. in the last three years, the deficits have almost gone up ten times but important for people to understand that the threat to our future is not the short-term deficits it is the deficits that will exist after the economy is down, wars is over, pass the crisis. these structural deficits threaten our future, both internationally and domestically and we need to start doing something about it. >> we will get over toen in a minute. first, let's rewind just a bit and pick up where we left off. >> in september of 2008, the national debt was $9.6 trillion. today, it is almost $12.7 trillion, a 32% increase. that is $41,000 for every american. our budgets and national debt are only part of the problem. if you add up our all our nation's total liabilities, in unfunded promises, social security, medicare, other program, you would get over $62 trillion. 6 trillion more than in the fall of 2008. this is how much money our federal government would need invested today to pay for ou
minutes. he tells us what's headed for north america. my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> remember the first home grown terror attack on united states soil. the dallas morning news summed up the oklahoma city bombing in one word. there it is. terror. the daily oklahoman called it the morning of terror. more than two weeks later, the search ends. 164 bodies found. the death toll, 168. a day of mourning followed amid the rubble. timothy mcveigh was put to death for the crimes six years later. today, family members of those killed and survivors have gathered at a memorial where the alfred p. murrah federal building once stood. the impact of the deadly building still reverberates with those who lived through it. here are the thoughts and memories from a survivor. >>> there was a day care center in the building. that day care center would have been devastated. [ crying ] >> when i see the pictures of me in the hospital in the bed, i see a little boy covered in blood. it's unbelievable. i'm chris wynn. i'm 20 years old and i'm a sop
immigrants crossing from mexico and from central america. so the reality that the police officers will be given free reign to question and ask, that's racial profiling at its best. >> we've been bringing you both sides even before it became front-page news and ignited heated debate nation wide. i had the arizona lawmaker who authored the bill in the newsroom. let's do this. let's roll the portion of that interview with state senator russell pierce. >> it's outrageous that we continue to have the anarchists and the open border while phoenix has 50% of the hom sized of phoenix are committed by illegal aliens. phoenix is number two in the world in kidnappings. it's become the home invasion, carjacking and identity theft capital of the world. we're not putting up with it anymore. >> so let's focus on the concern over violence. our josh levs has a bit of a fact check. josh. >> at the time when you heard the numbers we thought we have to fact check this. of course, we do. the idea about half of the homicides in that area coming from illegal immigrants. let me go straight to the facts fo
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've been talking about tough choices. amy holmes is co-host of "america's morning news." do we have to stop playing global cop and start talking about cuts in defense? >> those are two different questions. there's the foreign policy question in terms of where do we deploy our troops to confront and face what conflicts? 77 senators voted to give george bush the authorization to go into iraq. people tend to forget. in terms of looking at defense spending, everything is on the table. reviewing all our defense programs. under george bush, secretary don rumsfeld did try to change the nature of our spending and nature of our forces, more small tactical things. not the large standing armies you saw with world war ii. everybody across the board or at this panel, anyway, can agree we want to cut out waste, fraud and abuse and want effective military. >> we talk about cutting out waste, fraud and abuse whether in health care or social security and medicare, whether in the military and defense, i think american people say i don't trust what these bureaucracies will be able to cut the waste and not the
political debate with emotions running high on both sides, the battle for america's schools. the white house point person on education, arne duncan calls what's going on right now brutal and scary, his words. he says all the budget cut does backs, are a looming education catastrophe. local school boards say they have no choice and the kids are caught in the middle of all this. we're going to talk to secretary duncan coming up. >>> we're going to begin as always with your cheat sheet for the day's top stories, our mash-up. our top domestic story is the one we started with, the massive oil rig explosion off the louisiana coast. at least 11 people still missing. 17 were seriously injured in the blast that sent these dramatic burst of flames into the sky. take a look. >> explosion rocked the rig about 10:00 central time tuesday night, spraying flames in every direction. >> reporter: it was a harrowing ordeal as workers scrambled to abandon the rig. some jumped more than 75 feet in the ocean. >> the coast guard evacuated 75 from boats. >> coast guard rescuers 64ed the gulf of mexico for 11 missin
about it in north america. >> reporter: in march steve st ank lo was named chief. still, veteran toyota worker now retired is skeptical saying his former bosses hide rather than deal with problems. >> translator: they would avoid announcing defects as recalls and call it service campaign or anything else to fix the problem. >> the focus for toyota now is to make things right. they seemed to ignore the key assets. they forgot to listen to the voices of their own loyal employees. >> you're talking about this memo, and last week you were telling us about a memo from one of executives as well. >> that's exactly right. there seem to be all of these drops in the bucket. right now the bucket is close to spilling over the there's so much going on. toyota is looking to fix it. they know they've got a problem now. you have to keep in mind. they are almost 140 lawsuits against this company right now. make or break. >> thank you. >>> coming up, senate back from recession, job number one, extending unemployment benefits. >> make or break for hundreds of thousands of people getting unemployment exten
of travelers worldwide. >>> education secretary arne duncan answers your questions on fixing america's schools. been to a movie lately? expensive is an understatement. grab your popcorn why you soon can make money off the box office. smarty pants heaven. call them what you want, we will all be working for them one day. good evening, everyone. modern europe hasn't seen anything like it. it has travelled to the white house, not by plane but word that the president's planned trip to the polish president's funeral would not be such a good idea right now. air travel is at a stand still, a volcano in iceland is to blame. it is blasting into the sky around the clock and no one knows when conditions will get any better. the impact on travel is huge, flight cancellations stretching from ireland and england and northern and central europe and parts of russia. the eyjafjallajokull is filling air space with deadly sand and rocks. this exclusive cnn video from earlier today, a view of the volcano you won't see anywhere else. we have a live report from iceland in a moment. the flight cancellations have turn
to come up next weekend in our special, "fixing america's schools." it will be a town hall meeting on cnn with parents, students, and teachers from across the u.s. plus education secretary arne duncan. if you have questions make sure tweet them or send them to facebook. at don lemon cnn. fixing america's schools. next saturday 7:00 p.m. eastern and next sunday at 6:00 p.m. eastern as well. >>> you don't see this every day. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it confederate history month because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side, which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> and terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. >>> all right. listen up. a huge controversy arising out of virginia this week over a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april confederate history month. but left out any mention of slavery in his proclamation. civil
aired a special about america's debt called "iousa." >> in the the fall of 2008, the critically acclaimed documentary film "i.o.u.s.a." was released in theaters nationwide. the film warned of america's rapidly growing national debt and its implications for the country. no one could have predicted how much worse the situation would become in just 19 months. >> not everyone agrees with the program's assessment of this country's debt. dean baker is one who disagrees here. he is with the center for economic and policy research, and he joins us from washington right now. dean, thank you for joining us. i want to start with the question, why is this documentary controversial, in your perspective? >> well, let's start with the segment you just showed. it said no one could predict that the situation would get so much worse in the next 19 months. that is not true. i was out there warning about the housing bubble saying when that collapsed it would bring down the economy and create all sorts of really bad problems. one of them, large deficit, but that the least of it. 10% unemployment is
, america pauses to remember the 168 lives lost in the worst act of domestic terrorism in u.s. history. now 15 years after the oklahoma city bombing, there's growing concern about a new wave of anti-government hatred like the kind that drove timothy mcveigh to mass murder. is it putting the safety of president obama at risk? perhaps the safety of all americans? i talked about the threat then and now with the man who was president at the time of the oklahoma tragedy, bill clinton. >> the other difference that the internet has exploded over these 15 years, there's a democratic president now, you were a democratic president then. but the other big difference is there's an african-american president. >> yes. and an african-american president whose father was from kenya and his mother's second husband was a muslim. and so he's had all these attacks from the birthers and others. i do think -- and he's had a lot of threats and also the members of congress have had a lot of threats against them. we had a lot of threats. i remember when that guy came from colorado and opened fire on the white house.
view now. peter galbraith, one of america's most distinguished diplomats over the years has decided that working with karzai is impossible, and draws some very striking conclusions on america's mission in afghanistan, and on karzai himself. >> one of the explanation, based on what sources inside the palace have said, is that he is -- that he may be using drugs. this behavior is very strange. >> what you have heard within the palace does it speak of particular drugs? >> well, hashish use and marijuana is common in afghanistan. >> after that the editor of "time" magazine, a pulitzer price-winning historian and a new columnist for the "new york times." you won't want to miss any of this. let's get started. >>> peter galbraith has served for many years as an american diplomat and has had a dramatic impact on american policy. in croatia, as ambassador, he sounded the alarm that led to u.s. military involvement in the balkans. as a private citizen, he helped the kurds carve out an autonomous republic within iraq. his most recent posting was to afghanistan, where he was sent by u.n. secret
-pedic. the most highly recommended bed in america. >>> we continued our discussion on the middle east impasse and the rising frustration of would be peacemakers. >> a lot of people are losing hope, including many of the people who put their whole careers towards the peace process. aaron miller used to be a colleague of yours and has served many, many presidents in the united states of all parties. he's got a new article called "the false religion of middle east peace and why i am no longer a believer." what does that say about the obama administration or anybody's efforts and likelihood of making a change? >> aaron is a very frustrated peacemaker. he worked at it for a long, long time. when he left things really did collapse. but i don't think that the united states or the international community is ready to give up on this despite aaron's frustration. the problem, of course, is that right now what is happening is that everybody is worse off. the americans are worse off because the current american president has less leverage with the israelis because he's not very popular there. the israelis
assistance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> today, teachers unions protested in the nation's capital. they're not fans of the obama administration's race to the top program in which schools compete for funding. >> i'm here because i have a major problem. i mean, to defend public education so that it's accessible to young people of the future. the problem that we have in washington, d.c. is reflective of what's going on an the country, to get away from education. >> cnn is stepping into the classroom fora at the cuss on education. one of the major criticisms we'll talk about, too much focus on standardized tests. students in georgia are taking those over the next few weeks, under a lot of scrutiny after allegations that some schools fudged the numbers in the past. michael harden is worried. were you the only parent concerned about this? >> no, by all means. >> someone may have changed the answers on the standardized test at his daughter's school. you have concerns. >> of course, i have concerns like other parents, i have concerns. i hope that there's
with america by labor day. but our lead tonight, wall street reform. as this takes shape on capitol hill, cleaning up wall street is the goal. we'll tell you about the negotiations under way, the big hang-ups and what it means for your money. we'll also go wall to wall tonight on a day goldman sachs reports record profits. we'll show you where goldman gives, which politicians get and how it influences the debate in washington. in "one-on-one" the focus middle east peace. we talk to a man with experience negotiating for the united states who now says we have the wrong assumptions in the arab/israeli conflict. the most person you don't know tonight will tell you something you don't want to hear. $770 million of your money wasted on a project that was supposed to make big improvements in border security. >>> it's been 18 months now since wall street's collapse. almost sent the country into a depression. and your congress has done exactly nothing to keep it from happening again. they're trying and tonight there's some optimism of a bipartisan deal in the senate. i know, we'll believe it when
and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> we have a retirement on the supreme court, justice stevens is leaving. how does that fit into the fall campaign? we are already hearing some republicans say that the president better not do that, he better not do that. this is a very hot issue for republicans, is it not? >> well, look, the president is going to appoint a liberal successor to justice stevens, who is one of the most liberal members of the supreme court. some feel like he has been the leader of the left wing of the supreme court in recent years. >> but the president goaets to that? >> everybody here understands that the president will appoint the most liberal person he can to get confirmed. that person will be a liberal. that's just a fact. do i think it will affect the election? only to the sense that it reminds the american people of something they already know, that this is far and away the most liberal administration that we have ever had in the white house and candidly in the congress. >> reporter: so you see that they can use that? obviously, it will be do
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was a dog that cheated on america's sweetheart and now apparently he is a dog that cheated on america's sweetheart wearing nazi clothes. like it has gone from bad to worse and it just keeps getting -- i can't even explain. and now extra has learned he is in rehab. they're not saying what he's in rehab for, but we're all assuming it's for sex rehab. and it is -- i feel bad for both parties. this is a woman who just won the oscar and now she is in hiding. that's sad for her. that's sad for any woman. >> larry: would this have been a big story had she not won the oscar? >> sandra bullock is one of hollywood's biggest stars and she was involved in one of hollywood's most intriguing relationships. >> larry: she's just been seen with him walking the red carpet. that adds to the story. >> it adds to the story. even before all this started, hollywood was fascinated by them themselves didn't know what america's sweetheart was doing with this motorcycle bad boy. and was this a relationship that was going to work? we're now seeing what the answer to that is. >> larry: who is jesse james? >> well
that we don't have here, in america you have the presumption of innocence before you're found guilty. in mexico, you're guilty and you have to prove you're innocent. there's no bail for murder. so if he's charged with murder, they'll hold him there. the system goes a lot faster if you are sentenced and found guilty for murder, there's no death penalty in mexico. and there's not a sentence over 50 years. they believe that's inhumane. so he's got one of the greatest attorneys there. there must be something. usually when you go to mexico, larry, when you're visiting there, you become a citizen. so they consider that a citizen of mexico was murdered. the guy probably be in jail right now unless there is some kind of evidence that, you know, they're really trying to confirm. so it could go either way. you got to have a great attorney that knows his surrounding and he picked the right one. >> larry: if you're visiting you're a citizen? >> well, when you -- once you cross the border into mexico, you become a mexico citizen even if you're a visitor. so all the laws are the same as to you as
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